Mental Health Recognition and Response for Support Workers
Available now - secure your booking for 2023.
Across Australia, WHS/OHS authorities are giving increased attention to psychosocial/psychological risks in the workplace. This workshop will assist members to manage psychosocial risks unique to disability service provision by building the understanding and capabilities of this workforce in identifying the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health conditions and how to respond in a crisis situation, such as suicide risk and self-harm, panic attacks and psychosis.
The training covers the following key areas:
- The NDIS Context including definitions of psychosocial disability and mental health conditions
- Prevalence of mental health conditions (general population and people with disabilities)
- Impact of common mental health conditions on day to day functioning
- Recognise, Respond and Report framework
- Signs and symptoms of common Mental Health Problems: Depression, anxiety, substance use, psychosis, non–suicidal self-injury, suicidal self-injury. Mental health crises covered are: Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, traumatic events
- How to recognise and effectively respond to each of the mental health problems and what/when to report
Who should attend?NDS recommends that Support Workers and their Team Leaders and Managers within disability service organisations are most suited to attend.
NDS Member: $3,060 plus GST
Non-Member: $4,140 plus GST
This training can be done online, or at your organisation (travel and accommodation are charged at-cost).